I missed the big win, but managed to see Mark qualify to the finals. While he stood out as being one of the few qualifying comics to lean towards the absurd, it really looked like the judges (including Ben Mulroney) prefered the more straight-forward stand ups. At the semi-finals Mark squeaked by to the finals by coming in 4th place behind some typical Canuck comics including a guy whose big closer was a rant about the 10-year-old film Armagedon.
Luckily the judges for the finals included talent scouts for Conan O’Brien and Craig Ferguson. The competition will air on the Comedy Network sometime in the future.
But the real highlight of Mark’s weekend was meeting the guy who played the dad in Troll 2.
Picnicface’s Mark Little cleaned up in Toronto at the Yuk Yuk’s 2009 Great Canadian Laugh Off. Looking at the list of judges, we can only hope that Mr. Little will be making his debut appearance on late night television soon enough:
We also want to give a special shout-out to our judges for this evening: Ashley Olivia, talent coordinator for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien; Celia Joseph, researcher and comedy booker for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson; Bruce Hills, chief operating officer for Just for Laughs; and Michelle Daly, director of content for The Comedy Network.